I was poking around on Youtube a couple of weeks ago and came across an interview on Letterman with Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones). In the interview they were talking about the Kennedy Center Honors event where Led Zeppelin were one of the honorees. Being a Zeppelin fan from way back I did a search and found plenty of videos from the event. There were some performances of Zeppelin songs from Lennie Kravitz, Kid Rock and a few others, but the one that really stood out for me was when Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart (does anyone remember Heart?) did a cover of Stairway to Heaven. Jason Bonham (John Bonham’s son) was on drums.
It’s a big call for any singer to cover one of the most iconic rock songs of all time, but I thought they (and the band) did brilliantly well.